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Microsoft takes .NET open source and cross-platform
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 08:59Tags News, Computing

Also announced new development capabilities with Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online. Comments (Comments)

One rule for telecoms investors, another for Air NZ
Posted on 12-Nov-2014 17:16Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If there are good reasons for the rest of New Zealand to subsidise rural telecommunications, we should come clean and do it through the tax system Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry’s hip square phone on TV3 Firstline
Posted on 12-Nov-2014 11:36Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Here I am on TV3's Firstline showing the BlackBerry Passport. You can see how it differs from other smartphones. Comments (Comments)

Westpac New Zealand Augmented Reality app goes live
Posted on 11-Nov-2014 16:04Tags News, Mobile

A mobile app using augmented reality for managing money has been released by Westpac New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Intellibots touch down in NZ
Posted on 10-Nov-2014 19:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The world's most advanced robotic commercial floor-cleaning machine, the Intellibot, has landed in New Zealand and could be coming to an airport, shopping mall or stadium near you. Comments (Comments)

How to decide between Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Posted on 10-Nov-2014 12:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple’s two iPhone 6 models are the best smartphones money can buy. If your pockets are deep enough — something we’ll come back to in a minute — the question is which one to choose. Should you go for the bigger iPhone or the biggest iPhone? It comes down to a trade-off between the trouble […] Comments (Comments)

Dealing with the Android security risk
Posted on 8-Nov-2014 14:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

BlackBerry still gets a sympathetic hearing in some quarters because it offers enterprise-grade security on its phones. Security is baked in to BlackBerry DNA. Its smartphones, operating systems and services are the safest around. That’s important because mobile devices, especially Android smartphones, are now the biggest online security risk. A recent Symantec Cybersecurity Report found 38 percent […] Comments (Comments)

Microsoft brings Office to everyone, everywhere
Posted on 7-Nov-2014 12:18Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft Corp. is bringing new Office apps and experiences for the iPhone and iPad, a preview of Office apps for Android tablets, and the ability for customers using these devices to create and edit Office content without a subscription. Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry Passport — the productive business smartphone you won’t buy
Posted on 5-Nov-2014 18:21Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

You don’t need to be told there is something different about the BlackBerry Passport. For a start there’s a retro qwerty keyboard. Then there’s the shape, different to any other smartphone. It is also big — as big as an Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Passport is BlackBerry’s business class smartphone. BlackBerry built the Passport with […] Comments (Comments)

9Spokes cloud integration, dashboard
Posted on 4-Nov-2014 15:56Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

9Spokes says its cloud dashboard gives small businesses the oversight corporations pay millions to get from ERP systems. The New Zealand-based start-up is a cloud app integrator. When customers first arrive they find a one-stop marketplace. 9Spokes walks customers through the stages as they build tailored software suites. 9Spokes has recommended suites for several vertical […] Comments (Comments)

Vibe Communications launches alternative Internet Exchanges in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Nov-2014 13:45Tags News, Broadband

Vibe Communications announced today that it will be offering the full suite of Megaport IX services from any one of 7 Auckland Datacentres though it’s partnership with the Australian elastic bandwidth powerhouse. Comments (Comments)

Victoria professor to write a history of New Zealand's security surveillance
Posted on 4-Nov-2014 13:42Tags News, Security

Professor Richard Hill from Victoria University of Wellington has been awarded Marsden funding to compile a critical analysis of covert intelligence gathering in New Zealand, the only western country to have no academic study on the history of its security intelligence. Comments (Comments)

Starwood Hotels and Resorts rolls out SPG Keylees entry (with video)
Posted on 3-Nov-2014 22:37Tags News, Bluetooth

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is introducing SPG Keyless, saying it is the hospitality industry's first truly mobile and keyless entry system that allows guests to use their smartphone as a key. Comments (Comments)

Seagate Kinetic Storage Solution slashes costs by removing server layers
Posted on 3-Nov-2014 22:27Tags News, Computing

Kinetic HDD is said to dramatically reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by combining an open source object storage protocol with Ethernet connectivity to eliminate multiple layers of legacy software and hardware infrastructure. Comments (Comments)

Cloud latency, data centres and the lure of Australia
Posted on 1-Nov-2014 09:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Latency is a good reason to build a data centre closer to customers.  Spark Digital has just spent NZ$60 million building a data centre in Takanini, South Auckland. That puts it within spitting distance of New Zealand’s biggest market. According to Spark the Takanini data centre is part of a NZ$200 million investment in New Zealand cloud […] Comments (Comments)

MYOB launches its POS solution MYOB Kount
Posted on 31-Oct-2014 09:59Tags News, SaaS

MYOB Kounta is the first product to emerge from MYOB's minority stake in the high growth start-up Kounta, combining accounting and POS to eliminate compatibility and sync risk between systems. Comments (Comments)

Techvana team launches Computer Museum project
Posted on 31-Oct-2014 07:42Tags News, Computing

With the help of computing enthusiasts nation-wide, an Auckland couple is working to create New Zealand's first dedicated computer museum, using the equity crowd funding website PledgeMe. Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital opens Takanini Data Centre
Posted on 31-Oct-2014 07:39Tags News, SaaS

New data centre is one of New Zealand's safest, most secure buildings with a $60 million investment in its new Takanini Data Centre. Comments (Comments)

Mac writing apps November 2014
Posted on 30-Oct-2014 16:57Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Professional writer compares the current crop of writing apps for the OS X. Includes Pages 5, Word:mac2011, Byword, Google Docs, iA Writer, Comments (Comments)

EMC announces availability of its enterprise hybrid cloud solution
Posted on 29-Oct-2014 15:24Tags News, SaaS

The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Federation Software-Defined Data Centre Edition with VMware is available immediately, with Microsoft Cloud Platform and OpenStack Editions to be available in 2015. Comments (Comments)

Megaport Open Alliance Partnership Announced with Vibe Communications to Extend Reach into New Zealand markets
Posted on 29-Oct-2014 15:21Tags News, Broadband

Vibe Communications has launched a new venture, IntelliPath, which has full API integration with Megaport, allowing customers to provision and manage services in near real-time from any one of the 7 main data centres in Auckland to any Megaport location or customer in New Zealand and Australia. Comments (Comments)

Google Play apps, games, music and eBooks now available on your 2degrees bill
Posted on 28-Oct-2014 09:51Tags News, Mobile

2degrees is partnering with Google to enable Android customers to pay for apps, movies, music and books via their mobile account. Comments (Comments)

How Microsoft can win cloud computing
Posted on 28-Oct-2014 09:44Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Microsoft opened Azure data centres in Sydney and Melbourne this week. In theory Australia’s East Coast is just a 14ms ping from Auckland. Realistically most traffic will take longer. It isn’t like having a server in the next room, but close enough. Australian Azure data centres come at a price. Lifehacker reports many Australian services […] Comments (Comments)

New Microsoft Azure Geo opens for business in Australia
Posted on 27-Oct-2014 20:47Tags News, SaaS

Diverse group of Australian organisations use Microsoft Azure to drive innovation and deliver better outcomes for their customers; Microsoft announces expanded ExpressRoute partnerships. Comments (Comments)

What I want from my blogging tools
Posted on 25-Oct-2014 18:06Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

A look at how to get more from blogging with WordPress on a MacBook Air and using Byword Comments (Comments)


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